Bulgarian Team Performs Breakthrough Bloodless Urology Surgery

Health | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 18:45|  views

The surgeries performed with the da Vinci robot are bloodless and the recovery is quick, without cuts and trauma. Photo by www.sxc.hu

A team of Bulgarian physicians has conducted for the first time in the country two successful urological surgeries with the use of the robot da Vinci.

The surgery was done at the University Hospital in the northern city of Pleven, which has the equipment. The President of the Medical University in Pleven, Prof. Grigor Gorchev, is quoted by Darik radio saying this is a breakthrough in Bulgaria's medical science to be included in medical books in a few years.

The team performed the surgeries on two men, 59 and 60, suffering from prostate cancer. The Bulgarian doctors were led by Prof. Ottavio de Cobelli, from the European Oncology Institute in Milan.

One of the doctors further explains that in such bloodless interventions the recovery is quick, without cuts and trauma.

Currently, the Bulgarian State is financing only gynecological surgeries with the robot, but the hospital is applying with the cabinet to have funding for urological ones as well.

Gorchev says there are plans to purchase a second robot in the next 1 to 2 years.

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